Police have launched investigations to arrest unidentified assailants who shot and injured two persons at Arangala Junction in Athurugiriya at around 4.00am today.

Police said the assailants, who had arrived in a van, had fired on the victims, who were traveling in a car. The victims had been returning from a wedding at the time of the incident.

The injured have been admitted to the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital.

(Chamara Amarasooriya)